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Pirates' Andrew McCutchen wins Oscar Charleston Award

Pirates' Andrew McCutchen lost out on the NL MVP from the BBWAA, but the outfielder won the equivalent of the award in the Oscar Charleston Award from the Negro League Museum

Justin K. Aller

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has been awarded the Oscar Charleston Award from the Negro League Museum on Friday, via Alden Gonzalez of, which is the equivalent of the BBWAA's NL MVP award.

At 26 years of age, McCutchen played his best baseball of his young career thus far as a Pittsburgh Pirate, batting .327 at the plate while clubbing a career-high 31 home runs, 194 hits and 96 runs batted in while picking up 20 stolen bases.

As you may know by now, Andrew McCutchen finished in third on the BBWAA's NL MVP ballot, only behind 2012 winner Buster Posey and 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun. McCutchen did not receive a single first-place vote, but did receive six second-place votes and accumulated 245 points in all.

Angels star outfielder Mike Trout won the award, too, as the American League representative. The winners will be honored in Kansas City on Jan. 12, 2013.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.